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Sri Ratikant Mohapatra

Sri Ratikant Mohapatra

The Traditions Engaged festival will be spotlighting Odissi artist, Sri Ratikant Mohapatra.  He will be performing on Friday, October 1 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 7:00 PM. For tickets and registration for Tradtions Engaged, please visit this site: Registration.


Sri Ratikant Mohapatra is the son of the timeless Odissi artists, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Laxmipriya Mohapatra.  Coming from a strong legacy of artists, Sri Mohapatra was tutored in the art Odissi and the Mardala (Odissi pakhawaj).

Over the last 25 years, he has established himself as a successful dancer, percussionist, teacher, Choregrapher and archivist of Odissi.  In 1993, along with his father, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, he founded Srjan – Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Nrityabasa.  Srjan, based in Bhubaneshwar in Odisha (or Orissa), is one of the leading repositories for Odissi dance.

Here is a video of Pandit Chitresh Das, speaking about Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra:


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This entry was posted on August 28, 2010 by in Dance, Odissi, Ratikant Mohapatra, Traditions Engaged, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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